|About a month before Easter, I always think "This is the year that I'm going to find at the thrift store, for $1.00, one of those vintage bunny girl figurines like they have on Ebay for $100 ". Yep, that's what I always think, but it never happens, so when I saw this March Lefton angel at Goodwill, I bought her.....
|And I made my own darn Bunny Girl! She only cost me 99 cents, and I already had all of the supplies necessary to bunny-fy her. And it helped alot that those huge flowers in her basket popped right off with a pair of pliers. I adore her!
|Another gratuitous shot of my pink radio. You've probably figured out by now that I really like taking pictures of this radio, and put decorations in front of it on purpose!
|The back porch, with a few of our blow molds, along with the bunting that I made from a vinyl tablecloth.
|I decided to try bleaching and dying some bottlebrush trees and wreaths. Sarah has a great tutorial, and I can't wait to try making her Halloween trees, because they are AAAA-mazing! And I can't emphasize enough how important it is to use rubber gloves while bleaching. I didn't have any, so I used tongs.
|I used Rit liquid dye, and I used very little of it, so I can dye lots more if I want to.
|Here's how they turned out. I didn't leave the trees and wreath in the dye very long, because I wanted them to be pale pink.
|Since the store didn't have any teal dye, I ended up trying food coloring for the other trees. I found a tutorial HERE for using food coloring.
|I'm very happy with the results that I got from using the Rit dye. And the blue trees? I will be re-bleaching them and searching for some teal Rit dye!~~~~~~HAPPY EASTER!!!